Course Description

In today’s visually sophisticated, but increasingly competitive and fragmented market, it is imperative for successful photographers to demonstrate a distinctive visual voice.

This honours program will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills to effectively adapt to various ways of thinking and making photographic images.

You will be guided through personalised mentorship and individual supervision, as you are introduced to practice-led research and research methodologies.

Through intensive studio based research and workshop practice, you will develop creative autonomy and a more sophisticated understanding of photography to make significant cultural contributions.

This program is designed for students who have successfully completed a three-year degree in photography, and who wish to undertake a further year of study to focus exclusively on an individual project.

The program will also appeal to commercial photographers, artists, designers and other creative industry professionals seeking a more advanced studio practice in photography.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $30,720 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.1% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 76.3% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.4% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 52.6% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 30.5% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $45,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 096092G
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH125

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Applicants with Higher Education study

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 (out of 4.0).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Secondary education (Year 12) is not considered for entry into this program.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training

Vocational education and training (VET) is not considered for entry into this program.